2012 Western Cape crash video 3

2012-09-05 11:57

Cape Town - In December 2011 we reported on the Western Cape's Safely Home campaign launching a series of videos showing crashes and road accidents in the province.

The aim of the campaign was to highlight the dangers of reckless driving in the Cape. Since its launch, the videos has garnered nearly 400 000 views online.

In September 2012 the Cape Transport and Public Works will be launching its next series of videos as part of its government viral safety campaign.

Click on the links to view the videos:
Crash witness August 2012 Video 1
Crash witness August 2012 Video 2

The video below shows three different accidents ranging from reckless pedestrians to irresponsible drivers.

The first shows a group of people attempting to cross a busy intersection with tragic consequences. The second shows why maintain safe following distance and speed is advisable as a bakkie slams into traffic.

The third shows why breaking down or stopping on a bend is inadvisable as a speeding car crashes into a stopped vehicle,

Watch the video below:

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  • simon.toit - 2012-09-05 15:08

    I think this proves the point that the actual speed limit is not the issue, its the bad driving and dangerous behaviour of the pedestrians which is an issue.

      charles.stjthomson - 2012-09-06 14:21

      The last pic in vid 3 must have been a drunk driver, too smashed to notice a broken down car with it's hazards on.

  • conradcsmith - 2012-09-05 15:18

    Speed is NOT the problem here. People crossing the road recklessly, bad driving, etc, are the causes of these accidents.

      aaron.radebe.1 - 2012-09-06 12:13

      And yet, they are proposing a reduction in the speed limit. I don't think these people really have much insight into the cause of these accidents.

  • herbert.plessis - 2012-09-05 15:49

    This is such a unique and TV advertising capable method of population control.

  • samuelbowker - 2012-09-06 08:40

    That poor bastard ran straight into the car. IF you can't cross a road, what hope have you got anyway?

      daryltt - 2012-09-06 12:51

      I agree. Darwin removed him from the breeding pool.

  • sas.kloppers - 2012-09-06 09:39

    And Robin Carlisle thinks by reducing the speed limit these accidents would have been avoided? I think the Western Cape is clearly out to generate more revenue by targeting speed, in stead of removing these vagrants and criminally neglect pedestrians off our roads. What a senseless approach!

      aletta.vanderwatt - 2012-09-06 10:10

      Pedestrian stupidity is only one type of car crash - others are caused when cars crash into each other or just veer off the road and crash. In all types of accidents, the consequences would be less serious if the vehicle speed was slower. Why do we South Africans always want to protect our worst habits? Research plus common sense points out that slower speeds lead to fewer accidents. Slower speeds also use less petrol. And we complain at the idea of driving slower? We must be just as insane as the lunatics crossing the roads in front of cars in these videos.

      hanno.denboer - 2012-09-06 12:05

      @aletta.vanderwatt Here's an idea. If we ban cars and motorcycles all together, we can bring fatal accidents down to zero. I agree with sas.kloppers, speed is not an issue. The use of speed is based on the assumption that road users are responsible, and that they won't do stupid things. This works fine when it is true, but unfortunately, there are irresponsible stupid people on the road, and they are to blame for the accidents they cause, not the speed of the law abiding driver.

  • ed.nilson.5 - 2012-09-06 10:44

    Reducing the speed limit is a waste of time when we look at these incidents.And how much is it going to cost to change all of the road signs across the Province. And it will all be for MINIMl reduction if they are lucky

  • ianon.ym - 2012-09-06 13:19

    This has nothing to do with speeding - it has everything to do with pedestrians being FukStipid !!!

  • quintinvdm - 2012-09-06 13:46

    Natural selection! Its a cruel reality! ;)

  • phillip.havenga - 2012-09-06 21:16

    I didn't see one accident caused by speeding, all were caused by total idiots.

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